LABA Fellowship and upcoming performance
Gil Sperling is a LABA fellow for the 2016-17 season. LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture is a program of the 14th Street Y that uses classic Jewish texts to inspire the creation of art, dialogue and study.
Gil will be developing a new multimedia opera project titled ‘A yiddishe Wagner”.
A work in progress presentation is scheduled as part of the LABALIVE series February 9, 2017.
Upcoming workshop at Gibney Dance
Gil Sperling will be leading a workshop on the use of alternative projection surfaces as part of the Gibney Dance Digital Technology Initiative. The workshop will cover Gil’s work and examples from the field of multimedia performance and offer participants to experiment with the technology hands-on. Date: January 14 2017.
NY IT Award Nomination
Gil Sperling was nominated for the New York Innovative Theater 2016 Awards in the category of innovative design, for his video design on City of Glass.
Uriel Acosta praised by critics
“Sometimes they speak in Yiddish, with supertitles that are projected onto the most unlikely places, including the actors’ torsos and columns of what looks like smoke. That’s right, I said smoke, out of which old photographic portraits materialize as well. And did I mention those fish that magically swim across the pages of open manuscripts? (Gil Sperling is the video designer.)”
“… That smoke effect I mentioned earlier? It’s the perfect metaphor for the ineffable, of-the-moment chemistry of live bodies watching live theater, now and in the distant then so lovingly conjured by this troupe.”
(Ben Brantley, The New York Times)
Shulamit at the TMT Lab
Gil Sperling has been named as lead artist in Target Margin Theater’s upcoming yiddish lab, and will be directing a multimedia production of Shulamit, an Operetta by Abraham Goldfaden.
Showtimes: November 2, 2012 at 10pm and November 3, 2012 at 10pm
at The Brick, 579 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11211
Projection Design Award
Gil Sperling’s video design for “Trafficked” by Project Girl Performance Collective has won the award for outstanding use of projections at the Planet Connections Theater Festivity awards ceremony, July 29, 2012.
SVA Summer Residency
A residency at the School of Visual Arts’ Program for Sculpture, Installation and New Media has resulted in a new series of video installations, based on medieval depictions of the demonic.